Fame academy: Architect John McAslan + Partners has won planning permission for a £700,000 centre for performing arts at De La Salle School in St Helens, Merseyside. The block will include classrooms as well as dance, drama and music accommodation. The scheme is due to go on site early next year. The project team includes Clancy Consulting as structural engineer, Goth Hibbert as QS and Buro Happold as M&E engineer.